People and ecosystems

Understanding of the links between coral reef ecosystems, the goods and services they provide to people, and the wellbeing of human societies.


Ecosystem dynamics: past, present and future

Examining the multi-scale dynamics of reefs, from population dynamics to macroevolution


Responding to a changing world

Advancing the fundamental understanding of the key processes underpinning reef resilience.

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From 2005 to 2022, the main node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies was headquartered at James Cook University in Townsville, Queensland (Australia)

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Resilience Management


Wednesday 12 September, 11.00am-12.30pm

ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies Conference Room, JCU, videonconferenced to Centre for Marine Studies Conference Room.
Dr John Wolfenden, Senior Research Fellow, Australian Centre for Agriculture and Law, University of New England


John Wolfenden is going to discuss aspects of resilience management from a guide titled “Resilience Management: A Guide for Irrigated Regions, Communities and Enterprises”.  The guide is from Researchers from the Cooperative Research Centre for Irrigation Futures (CRCIF), who have undertaken a number of projects under the general heading “Change at a Range of Scales”. These projects have sought to detail various drivers of change, and perhaps more importantly, detail some practical steps that irrigation communities can and/or are doing as a positive response. This framework has been written to bring the key findings from those projects, and together with some additional information on adaptive management and strategic planning, provide a more accessible reference for those who are interested in pursuing these ideas and concepts. The research project reports are available through the CRCIF website (www.irrigationfutures.org.au).


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